M.A. On Campus

International Affairs

George Washington University

24 months
1960 USD/credit 39200 USD/year
1960 USD/credit 39200 USD/year
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The field of International Affairs addresses the key challenges and opportunities that affect the lives of billions of our fellow human beings. The International Affairs program is offered at George Washington University.


Key facts

Globalization of economic, political, social, and cultural activity has created new opportunities and challenges for tomorrow's leaders in international affairs. Rarely have we lived in such an uncertain world, one in which the need for increased international understanding and cooperation has become essential, not simply necessary.

Course offerings in the program draw heavily on the various academic departments of the University. Students in the M.A. in International Affairs program offered by George Washington University begin with a core field of three to five courses in political science, economics, and history and move on to major fields focusing on global issues or regional areas. Skills courses and a capstone course on a contemporary policy issue connect academic coursework directly to practical applications.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • International Affairs Cornerstone
  • The Use of History in International Affairs
  • Survey of International Economics
  • International Trade Theory and Policy
  • International Macroeconomic Theory and Policy
  • Master’s Thesis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


40 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Two (2) letters of recommendation, preferably from professors.
  • Transcripts are required from all colleges and universities attended, whether or not credit was earned, the program was completed, or the credit appears as transfer credit on another transcript. Unofficial transcripts from all colleges and universities attended should be uploaded to your online application.
  • In an essay of approximately 500 words, state your purpose in undertaking graduate study at the Elliott School of International Affairs. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    39200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1960 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    39200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1960 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Washington, D. C.

1705 - 2975 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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